Writing Tip: How Do You Create A Story?
Find the story that already exists inside your imagination. When you lie down at night, what is it that you think about? Where do you visit as you wait to fall asleep? Go there, and then see who (characters) shows up! Live and relive their adventures. By the time you have fixed all the plot holes in your mind, you will know (and love) the characters. It won’t be your story you write, but theirs!
Then write it, being true to the entire vision.